Actor Matt Bomer Shuts Down Reporter Over Gay Stereotypes

Actor Matt Bomer Shuts Down Reporter Over Gay Stereotypes

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This post is also available in: Português needs to get their stuff together! While doing press for Magic Mike XXL, stars Donald Glover and Matt Bomer were interviewed by Dulce Osuna of The interviewer started directing questions towards openly gay Bomer about the gay community’s opinions of Magic Mike XXL. Once the questions started generalizing the gay community, Bomer shut her down.

Osuna began asking Bomer about whether or not he practiced his stripping on his husband, Simon Halls. After he answered no, she pressed the issue. She continued by asking Bomer if the gay community was harder to please movie-wise.

Bomer, seemingly irritated responded with: “I don’t know. I mean, why would I ever try to boil down an entire community into a ‘yes or no’ question?” He continued, “Would you feel comfortable if I said ‘Are women harder or easier to please?’… One of the things, I think, you learn from this movie is that everybody is different and it’s all about communication and a dialogue between individuals. Get rid of the labels, get rid of the shame, get rid of the stigmas and just be your most authentic self.”

Maybe next time Osuna and will better educate themselves on the stereotypes and generalizations of an entire community of people.

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